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Jeff Boss
Bio: Jeff Boss, a former Navy SEAL of 13 years, is a business consultant at the McChrystal Group, a leadership-consulting firm that helps organizations become more adaptable through its combat proven leadership framework CrossLead. His online home is http://www.crosslead.com.

Articles by Jeff Boss

10 Ways To Become A More Inspirational Leader

Business Insider

Effective leaders must choose the right tactic for the right mission, no matter if it's the boardroom or the battlefield. Inspiring others comes in myriad different forms. Here are 10 leadership...

3 Things CEOs Can Learn From Special Operations

CEO.com

Being a leader is not for the faint of heart. Every employee, regardless of position within the company, serves as a leader in some capacity. However, being a leader while at the top of the...

6 Truths On Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Entrepreneur

It’s rare that you see the words “introvert” and “leader” in the same sentence. After all, the common perception is that extroverts make great public speakers and are excellent networkers...

4 Questions That Help Build A Winning Leadership Team

Entrepreneur

Building out a company is not for the faint of heart. Heck, the mere thought of accountability, risk and potential failure is enough to make some people want to curl into the fetal position and suck...

Blend These 7 Personality Types When Building Your Executive Team

Entrepreneur

While the popular contention that “there are no stupid questions” is nice to hear (especially after asking a stupid question), it’s not exactly true. Let’s face it. We’ve all heard plenty...

The 9 Characteristics Of Good Decision

Entrepreneur

The choices you make as an entrepreneur can have powerful impacts. The “chance of a lifetime” can appear out of nowhere only to turn into something painful. Conversely, there are those...

4 Things You Didn't Know About Leading A Business

Entrepreneur

The appeal of owning a business can be alluring. The freedoms to make your own decisions and to do what you want, when you want and with whom you want to are glamorous enough to compel any type...

5 Unconventional Techniques For Improving Your Company’s Culture

Entrepreneur

Organizational culture is comprised of consistent practices that build into a company’s cadence. Every business has a cadence -- the pulse at which the company operates on a day-to-day basis that...

5 High-Performing Habits To Instill In Your Culture

Entrepreneur

Habits are unique to each business as they’re based upon the organizational leadership that drives company culture. By “organizational leadership” I am referring not just to the founders at the...

5 Strategies To Grow Effective Leaders

Entrepreneur

Leadership is fascinating for many reasons (well, at least it is to me). There’s the intangible value that’s transferred from one person to another and the decision-making that flows from a...

Six Ways You Don't Want To Give Employee Feedback

Forbes

Feedback allows us to self-reflect, which is critical to examining and unearthing current assumptions about what is right, effective and valuable. Of course, there’s a right way and a wrong way to...

The Need For Organizational Adaptability

Forbes

Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance.

How To Create More Time In Your Schedule

Forbes

Independence Day is a time to honor the many freedoms that we enjoy every day as Americans such as the freedom of speech, freedom to innovate or freedom to opine. What freedom also represents,...

9 Lesser Known Leadership Quotes That Inspire

Forbes

If the display of leadership entails personally authentic behavior that inspires others to opine or act a certain way, then what comes out of a leader’s mouth is equally impactful. When it comes...

3 Things To Keep In Mind While Undergoing A Corporate Merger

Forbes

Of course, doing so is easier said than done. To navigate a successful merger in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment warrants adaptive leadership that embraces a...

4 Behavioral Tendencies To Be Aware Of When Facing Uncertainty

Forbes

Uncertainty is a continually-evolving phenomenon. Change exists in all walks of life and always will—always—which means that to ignore change is to ignore the inevitable. The inevitable. Just as...

4 Valuable Reasons Why Leaders Should Make Onsite Visits

Forbes

It’s difficult enough leading from within an organization. Getting pulled in every direction to put out office fires and solve urgent problems is a daily challenge in itself. Now, tack on global...

Why It's Not All About Competence

Forbes

With the Rio Olympics coming to a close, we’ve seen a number of stellar performances. In fact, “stellar” isn’t even the right word. The elite level of performance at which these athletes...

The One Key To Competitive Advantage That Everyone Can Affect

Forbes

With a workday that creeps closer and closer toward the 24-hour mark (figuratively speaking of course, but it sure feels like it), the demand of the day creates unwanted pressure and stress to get...

Seven Leadership Truths That Are Simple In Concept, But Not So Simple To Live

Forbes

When it comes to leadership, you can’t lead others–effectively–until you know how to lead yourself. I was recently asked during a pre-interview what I learned about leadership after serving 13...

The Leadership Guide To Choosing The Right Words

Forbes

A recent WSJ article cited grammar snobs in the online dating world and how misspelled words significantly dissuaded potential suitors. Specifically, match.com polled five thousand singles and asked...

Three Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Potential

Forbes

There are certain leadership characteristics that define a leader. A quick search of leadership characteristics by the oracle known as Google GOOGL +1.31% spits back 308,000,000 results. Three...

6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

Forbes

It’s humbling to ask questions. After all, the moment that you ask a question is the moment you reveal what you don’t know. To some, asking questions is a death-blow to their ego, while to...

Conduct Your Own Leadership Audit By Focusing On These 5 Areas

Forbes

As an organization grows, you grow with it. The leadership behaviors, the way you communicated and made decisions that got you to where you are will no longer apply to get you to where you want to...

These Leadership Lessons From The SEAL Teams Are Universal For Any Industry

Forbes

I’m a big believer in sharing lessons learned. Leadership lessons, lessons in teamwork, lessons in effective thinking are all “things” that are ultimately the dividing line between success and...

This Study Reveals A Lack Of Leadership Talent. Here's What You Should Do

Forbes

With a mass exodus of senior leadership, companies are finding it more and more difficult to find the right CEO. A recent Stanford study revealed that less than four executives—both internal...

Leadership Is Universal: A Conversation With Marjorie Eastman On Leading Your Own Life

Forbes

One common association people make when they think of veterans and the military is leadership. What I've learned since getting out of the Navy in 2013 is that the pursuit of excellence isn't unique...

8 Qualities Of Leaders Who Deliver Value Every Day

Fortune

Leadership is a means to create value for others through self-expression. How a leader shows up is everything as it sets the tone for others to either emulate or evade. Making the jump from...